Hello! Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere; I’ve searched the forum but couldn’t find anything concrete.
I’m currently shopping for a new laptop, as my current one is about 6 years old, has already been upgraded, and is still showing its age — it’s nearly time for her to retire, I think
I’m aware that AMD mainboards can’t be thunderbolt certified, but that Thunderbolt 4 is (put very simply) USB-4 with nearly all the optional specs included. I’d imagine Framework will work hard to make sure interoperability with Thunderbolt 4-certified devices is nearly flawless. However, I saw a couple of comments on various forum posts mentioning that the AMD Framework would not have all four expansion ports wired for USB-4. Is that correct? If so, which ports will be designed for which USB specs?
Also, how might this differ from the Intel 13th gen mainboards? Will they have four Thunderbolt 4 ports, or will there be a breakdown similar to the supposed AMD mainboard?